Is CBD Oil Legal in Michigan?

Michigan inked two legislative pieces in 2016 to initiate its hemp program. The 2016 House Bill 5440 requested to exclude hemp from the definition of marijuana, and the House Bill 5439 launched statewide agricultural hemp programs. However, in May 2018, the Michigan LARA decided to limit CBD oil sale only to medical marijuana cardholders.  

 

The following passages shall put light on the two common CBD-rich strains, the legality of CBD in Michigan, and how to purchase it legally. 

 

Nordle – CBD-Rich Strain  

 

A CBD-dominant Indica cross between Skunk and Afghani,  Nordle is labeled after Howard Marks’ code word for hashish. It possesses almost equal amounts of 6% CBD and THC content and produces conic buds with the herbal and fruity aroma. The product is fantastic for evening and night time usage and relieves pain and muscle spasm without giving a steady buzz.  The Nordle strain flowers in just over two months.  

 

VCDC – CBD-Rich Strain 

 

VCDC is a hybrid cross of ACDC and Viper City OG, cultivated by Moxie Seeds and Extracts. The strain contains an incredibly high CBD:THC ratio of 20 to 1, which is effective in numbing the most intense pains. The high begins with a surging euphoric effect followed by a gentle rush of uplifted energy. 

 

It offers a fruity aroma of berry and sweet citrus with an earthy fragrance that is released as the nugs split apart. You will get a sweet cherry-berry flavor with a tinge of sugary citrus upon exhale. Courtesy of its compelling genetic blend, VCDC won the 2015 Top CBD Flower Award at the SoCal Medical Cup. 

 

CBD Oil Laws in Michigan 

 

In 2010, the presentation of HB-314 requested the state to recognize industrial hemp as a valued agricultural commodity. After that, Michigan inked two legislative pieces to initiate their own hemp program. The 2016 House Bill 5440 requested for the definition of marijuana to be amended to exempt industrial hemp. Also, the House Bill 5439 launched the agricultural hemp research and cultivation programs in the Great Lake State 

 

However, in May 2018, the Michigan LARA (Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs) decided to limit CBD oil sale only to medical marijuana cardholders. Also, The Wolverine State now defines CBD hemp oil as cannabis. Therefore, any legal trade of CBD oil in the state ought to conform to the state’s medicinal marijuana laws.  

 

Medical Marijuana in Michigan 

 

The state law considers all parts of the plant Cannabis sativa L as marijuana. The state has a thriving medicinal marijuana program, which serves close to 219,000 registered patients, and recorded monumental revenues of $651.5 million in 2016. A qualified patient can possess 2 & ½ oz of usable marijuana, and can also grow up to 12 marijuana plants in an enclosed enclave. Here are the legalized medical conditions to obtain medical cannabis in Michigan: 

 

  • Cancer  
  • Glaucoma 
  • Hepatitis C 
  • HIV or AIDS 
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis  
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease  
  • Crohn’s Disease 
  • Nail Patella 
  • Wasting Syndrome 
  • Severe Nausea 
  • Seizures  
  • Persistent Muscle Spasms 
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder  

 

Recreational Marijuana in Michigan 

 

Do not light a blunt in the Water Winter Wonderland as it can land you in prison for 12 months, and/or a fine of $2,000. However, a conditional discharge is possible. As of mid-2018, marijuana is classified as a Schedule I controlled substance under Michigan law. However, that’s expected to change as advocates of legal recreational marijuana turned in 365,000+ signatures to force the inclusion of adult-use cannabis on November 2018 Michigan ballot. Already the estimates are caculating a whopping $939.1 million revenue by the year 2021. 

 

Where to buy CBD Oil in Michigan 

 

You can purchase CBD in retail stores in Michigan, and your top options are: 

 

  • Jazz Club Detroit (Detroit, MI) 
  • King Seaweed (Detroit, MI)  
  • Metro Smokers Shop (Westland, MI) 
  • Cafe Liv & Wellness (Ann Arbor, MI)  
  • The Green Door (Ann Arbor, MI) 

 

However, with the May 2018 law change, it’s more feasible to order your CBD products online.  

 

Conclusion 

 

Michigan enacted two legislative pieces in 2016 to start its hemp program. The 2016 House Bill 5440 excluded hemp from the definition of marijuana, and the HB-5439 launched statewide agricultural hemp programs. However, in May 2018, the Michigan LARA decided to limit CBD oil sale only to medical marijuana cardholders.  

 

The state has a thriving medicinal marijuana program, which serves close to 219,000 registered patients, and recorded monumental revenues of $651.5 million in 2016. Lastly, do not light a blunt in the Water Winter Wonderland as it can land you in prison for 12 months. However, adult-use cannabis is on November 2018 Michigan ballot.